Today I was over on the European side and had a walk around the village of Istinye. Istinye harbor area is just one of many natural harbors along the Bosphorus. It has a good size harbor, which is always lined with boats. In the distance, you can easily see the Asian side of Istanbul.
After walking around the harbor, I walked down some side streets away from the water and found a very pretty flowering tree, ...
and a building supply shop with the clay roof tiles piled up outside the shop.
And if you are shopping for a wedding dress, you might want to check out this shop.
The new USA consulate is not far from here, but you must have an appointment to get in, even if you are a passport holder of the USA. I still have pages in my passport, so no need for an appointment today.